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First published by Coach House Press, this is the notorious antidote to those genteel collections of women’s erotica returned to print by Macfarlane, Walter & Ross. Lyrical and seductive, fantastical and playful, ferociously funny and brutally realistic, these thirty-nine pieces comprise Lynn Crosbie’s first collection: a provocative picture of contemporary female desire.
Her second anthology, Click, is a rich and electrifying collection that brings together women of varying ages, races, religions, classes and attitudes, who describe their moments of feminist self-awareness and radicalization of consciousness.
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Lynn Crosbie was born in Montréal in 1963. She is the author of three books of poetry, Pearl (1996), VillainElle (1994), and Miss Pamela’s Mercy (1992). She has been a member of the Coach House Editorial Board and has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto.From Kirkus Reviews:
A ripe, raunchy, romantic collection that laughs in the face of standard notions of female sexuality. Thirty-nine writers and artists, both famous and unknown, demonstrate women taking control of their bodies and redefining love and lust in ways that range from passionately lyrical to hard- core steamy. In ``Isle of Skye,'' Rebecca Brown reveals the private musings of two women from different countries trying to communicate through a language barrier; when they still don't connect after intimate moments in which they make up words they ``can't write or say, delicious, private, warm as thighs,'' we see that fear represents an even greater barrier. Barbara Gowdy's ``We So Seldom Look On Love'' dives into the psyche of a necrophile who can find ``no replacement for the torrid serenity of a cadaver'' to illuminate not something sick, but something shockingly seductive. Mary Gaitskill's essay, ``The Rose Taboo,'' explains what in many circles would be considered un-P.C. empathy and admiration for Axl Rose of the band Guns N' Roses. Erica Jong contributes her usual in the form of ``Fruits & Vegetables'' and other poetry--lots of moans and thrusts. And Roberta Gregory's outrageous comic strip ``Bitchy Bitch Gets Laid'' defies description. By and large, poet Crosbie (Miss Pamela's Mercy--not reviewed) makes keen selections--although some narratives, like Kathy Acker's ``New York City in 1979,'' are too heavy on the feminist jargon to be readable, and the point of reproducing photocopied female genitalia remains opaque. Sexy, fierce, riveting. A great bedside read. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 1993. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP70607144
Book Description Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto, 1997. Near Fine in softcover. 24 by 17 cm. 209 pages. Trade size. Illustrated cover. French flaps. Name stamp on title page. Contains some black and white illustrations. Bright, clean. Seller Inventory # SHELFF03
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